Taiwan’s government on Thursday strongly protested Cambodia’s decision to deport 46 Republic of China (Taiwan) citizens, arrested last month for their alleged involvement in telecommunications fraud, to China earlier that day.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) spokesman Andrew Lee (李憲章) said the 46 Taiwanese were among 235 suspects arrested in Cambodia on Nov. 26.
After learning of the arrests, Taiwan’s representative office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, which is also responsible for dealing with matters relating to Cambodia, immediately called the Cambodian side indicating it planned to send representatives to visit the Taiwanese nationals in custody and urged the Cambodian government to honor the “nationality principle” by deporting the suspects to Taiwan.
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